Brunswick Civil War Round Table to discuss ‘the toll of war’ at June meeting is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

The Brunswick County Civil War Round Table will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 2, which will be the last meeting before the group takes its summer break.

According to a notice from the nonprofit organization, the featured speaker for the upcoming meeting is Kathleen Thompson, who will present “To the breaking point: The toll of war on the Civil War soldier.” The toll of war ranges from physical injury and exhaustion to mental trauma. Thompson’s presentation will examine the experiences of war for Civil War soldiers and the impact of those experiences on the individual soldier.

Thompson is a doctoral student at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she is earning her Ph.D  in history with an emphasis on 19th century America.

“As one of the round table’s youngest guest speakers, she has an incredible background and impressive life experiences, including graduate instructor at WVU in the History Department, historical interpreter at Fredricksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, managing editor of ‘Civil Discourse,’  bringing academia, public history and storytelling together through explorations of the Civil War ear and its legacy,” round table member Chuck Roedema said. “And–to the delight of her audiences–she is a polished speaker on a number of interesting and unique topics about the Civil War. Her topic for this Round Table meeting will be an excellent example.

Registration for the June 2 meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Hatch Auditorium on the grounds of the North Carolina Baptist Assembly on Caswell Beach. The admission fee is $10 and can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues. Visitors are invited to become members of this nonprofit organization which has grown to more than 800 members since its first meeting in May 2010.

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